And, oh, regarding travel, I am going to put out a post of my trip that my Wife Julie and I took to Normandy! One of my bucket list places to visit.
So what am I up too?
After putting on this scenario with my friends at a con in Florida and borrowing all of those buildings I thought I probably should make some of my own. This project is getting closer to the end, maybe two more weeks and I will post more pictures during the upcoming play tests.
For this scenario I am going to use The Men Who Would be King (TMWWBK) just to mix things up at our big Club event in November. The main reason for the this project is that I try not to borrow everything I need because when I want to put on a game it becomes a burden on others. So I always try to be self sufficient whenever possible. As I mentioned in the last scenario blog it would not have been possible without buildings and walls from Sgt. Guinness and Dr. Pasha Jones in Florida, thanks again.
So to begin this project I invested in the right tools! Man that saved some time. I purchased cutting tools from Foamwerks which allowed me to cut up walls production line style. And then with some proper knives slicing in doors and windows was easy but time consuming. My buildings are not perfect and not Ebay worthy like some of the "works of art" I see you gamers doing but it works for me.
At this point I still have to mount wood doors and window shutters, build one more building and finish and paint the Mosque and Government House. In the pictures everything is laid out on the back of styrofoam board because it got messy! But at first dress rehearsal I will remove everything in a particular order and then lay out my cool Cigar Box desert mat, water tiles and dock and reassemble the town you see here with all the trimmings. lol.
I intend on getting two pre-games in before our game day at the club and then be able to transport this to gaming conventions next year.
I will post more details later, I just wanted to let my "Gamers in Arms" know that I have been very busy. And my humble apologies on the delays with my Boat Production and Gunboat Rules. As soon as I can finish this I promise I will be back in the Docks!
Here are a few pictures of a big mess...without the ground mat, palm trees, gunboat, etc...
Last Stand Dan
Last note: If you have not read my last blog about this battle it might help put things into perspective. Bottom line is that VIPs have to make it from the Government House to the Gunboat Cairo waiting at the docks while Dervish units appear at active hot spots all over the table. More on the revolt later...